|Technology Woes -- Groks Science Show 2006-12-13 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Technological changes are occuring at a rapid pace, and keeping up with those changes is a challenge to even the most astute technophile, not to mention those averse to technology. On this program, the folks from the street, Martina and John, discussed dealing with technology.
Keywords: science; technology
|Rural Internet -- Groks Science Show 2006-08-30 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Billions of people around the world still do not have access to basic power or commmunications. On this program, Laura Mellow joins us to talk about Inveneo's efforts to bring internet access to developing regions of the world.
Keywords: science; technology; internet; information technology
|Technological Sport -- Groks Science Show 2011-10-26 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Technology has changed all aspects of our lives, but perhaps underappreciated is the effect technological advances have on sports. On this program, John Greenburg discussed how technology is changing sport.
Keywords: science; technology; sports; groks
|Technologists -- Groks Science Show 2012-04-04 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Although technology rules modern life, the establishment of modern centers for technological education was not met without resistance. On this program, Matthew Pearl discussed the technologists.
Keywords: science; technology; education; groks
|Peacekeeping Economy -- Groks Science Show 2011-12-07 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Although military might is often viewed as the primary method for national security, forging economic relationships may be more beneficial in the long run. On this program, Prof. Lloyd J. Dumas discussed the peacekeeping economy.
Keywords: science; technology; economics; groks
|Fearless -- Groks Science Show 2012-04-25 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Although change is often desired, it is not usually achieved without trepidation. On this program, Dr. Jonathan Alpert discussed being fearless.
Keywords: science; technology; psychology; groks
|Tenth Anniversary -- Groks Science Show 2011-02-23 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The Groks Science Show turns ten years old this week. On this program, we look back at ten years of the Groks Science Show.
Keywords: science; technology; groks
|Medical Caveats -- Groks Science Show 2011-06-29 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Although medical care is ideally practicied in a fault free environment, avoiding mistakes can often be aided by vigilant patient awareness. On this program, Gregg Stebben discussed tips for avoiding medical mistakes.
Keywords: science; medicine; technology; groks
|Gamification -- Groks Science Show 2011-11-02 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
What makes some applications more useable and enjoyable than others? Gamification is a method for improving the rewarding aspects of any application and changing behavior. On this program, Gabe Zichermann discussed gamification by design.
Keywords: science; technology; gamification; groks
|Advocacy -- Groks Science Show 2011-12-21 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Good ideas are often overlooked, while bad ideas may flouirsh. How does one insure that the best ideas are used? On this program, Prof. John Daly discussed the skills of advocacy.
Keywords: science; advocacy; management; technology; groks
|Dirty Minds -- Groks Science Show 2012-02-22 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Why do we fall in love? What is it about the circuitry and neurochemistry of the brain that enables this behavior? On this program, Kayt Sukel discussed Dirty Minds.
Keywords: science; technology; sex; love; groks
|Attention -- Groks Science Show 2011-09-28 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The rapid changes in technology are straining even those dedicated to their development. How can the science of attention change the way we live, learn and think with these new innovations? On this program, Prof. Cathy Davison discussed the brain science of attention.
Keywords: science; attention; neuroscience; technology; groks
|Body Politic -- Groks Science Show 2012-01-04 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Advances in biology have revolutionized modern medicine, but they have also spurred many ethical and political issues. On this program, Prof. Jonathan Moreno discussed the politics of biology.
Keywords: science; technology; biology; politics; groks
|Brain Trust -- Groks Science Show 2012-03-07 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Keeping up with the advances in science and technology can be daunting and it would help to have a brain trust. On this program, Garth Sundem discussed the Brain Trust.
Keywords: science technology; brain trust; groks
|Equations -- Groks Science Show 2012-04-11 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Mathematical equations often seem abstruse and disconnected from the real world, however many of these have changed the word we live in. On this program, Prof. Ian Stewart discussed the equations that changed the world.
Keywords: science; technology; mathematics; equations; groks
|Electric Cars -- Groks Sciene Show 2011-12-28 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The electric car has seen some fals starts, but new technical advances and changes to the global environment are propelling the adoption of these vehicles. On this program, Jim Motavalli discussed the new developments in the electric car.
Keywords: science; technology; electric cars; groks
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|Willpower Instinct -- Groks Science Show 2012-02-29 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Although willpower is often viewed as a personality trait of great fortitude and resilience, new research is showing the neurobiological basis for willpower. On this program, Dr. Kelly McGonigal discussed the willpower instinct.
Keywords: science; technology; willpower; psychology; groks
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|Neural Populations -- Groks Science Show 2011-05-11 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Classical studies of the brain have relied on recording from single neurons at one time. However, understanding the interactions of multiple neurons requires different approaches. On this program, Konrad Kording discussed recording from multiple neurons in the brain.
Keywords: science; neuroscience; biology; technology; groks
|Singularity Economics -- Groks Science Show 2012-11-28 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The technological singularity is the idea of a vast increase in intelligence arising from technological advances. How will such a singularity affect global economics? On this program, Prof. James D. Miller discussed the economic impacts of a technological singularity.
Keywords: science; singularity; kurzweil; technology; groks
|Thinking Life -- Groks Science Show 2012-01-25 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Is it possible to think deeply in an age of distraction? What are the pitfalls for ourselves and society to be driven to constant distraction? On this program, Prof. P.M. Forni discussed the thinking life.
Keywords: science; technology; thinking life; groks
|Sugar -- Groks Science Show 2011-02-16 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Sugar may seem like a common household ingredient, however the tortuous history and science behind the establishment of sugar has had global effects. On this program, Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos discussed how sugar changed the world.
Keywords: science; sugar; history; technology; groks
|The Tech Teachers Show 10 - Ray and Hollye|
This week we talk about Call For Help, Computer Magazines, Konfabulator, Songfacts.com, Easter Eggs, Internet Movie Database, Online Movie Reviews, Bit Torrent, Portable Firefox, Firefox Extensions, and our first week as teachers.
Keywords: Technology; Education
|The Tech Teachers Show 21 Promo - Ray|
Show 21 Promo - Holiday Special
Keywords: Education Technology
|Career Science -- Groks Science Show 2011-04-13 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Becoming a professional scientist requires years of education culminating in an advanced degree. Yet, navigating a career in science requires more than just an advanced degree. On this program, Peter Feibelman discussed forging a career in science.
Keywords: science; graduate school; careers; technology; groks
|Gravity's Engine -- Groks Science Show 2012-08-29 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
What can super-massive black holes tell us about the nature of our galaxy and the universe. On this program, Dr. Caleb Scharf discussed astrophysics and black holes.
Keywords: science; technology; gravity; black holes; physics
|Digital Division -- Groks Science Show 2011-09-21 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Digital technology has revolutionized the modern world, but are there downsides to its influence on our personal lives and culture. On this program, Prof. Mark Bauerlein discussed the digital divide.
Keywords: science; internet; facebook; social media; technology; groks
|Spillover -- Groks Science Show 2012-12-26 - Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling|
The threat of a global pandemic resulting from a disease crossing over from animals to humans has become more likely in today's hyperconnected world. On this episode, David Quammen discussed animal infections and the next human pandemic.
Keywords: science; technology; disease control; pandemic; spillover; groks
|Global Arms -- Groks Science Show 2011-11-23 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The world of the arms trading continues to affect global political and economic affairs. Yet, few investigations have delved into the shadowy and corrupt world of global arms trading. On this program, Andrew Feinstein discussed this shadow world.
Keywords: science; technology; global arms; economics; groks
|The Information -- Groks Science Show 2011-03-30 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Information has never been more facile and easy to obtain, such that managing it can be almost overhwelming. But, how is information defined scientifically? And, what does the history of information tell us about its future?
Keywords: science; technology; information theory; computers; communication; groks
|Belief Instinct -- Groks Science Show 2011-03-09 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The belief in god or a supernatural power permeates all of human civilization. How does such a belief arise from the normal biology of the human mind? On this program, Jesse Bering discussed the belief instinct.
Keywords: science; technology; God; belief; neuroscience; groks
|New Cool -- Groks Science Show 2011-03-16 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The FIRST competition brings together students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. On this program, Neal Bascomb profiles one such team in the New Cool.
Keywords: science; robotics; FIRST; education; engineering; technology; groks
|Geek Dad -- Groks Science Show 2011-04-27 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Parenthood can be especially daunting, but being a geek may help. On this program, Ken Denmead discussed geeky activities for parents and their kids.
Keywords: science; geek; Dad; parenting; activities; technology; groks
|Terminated -- Groks Science Show 2013-05-29 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The rapid increases in the processing power of computers is heralding a brave new world where jobs will be completely automated. But, what will the economy of a future dominated by computers and robots be like? On this program, Kevin Drum discussed the economics of a robotic future.
Keywords: science; economics; Robotics; computers; technology; groks
|Bexarotene and Alzheimer's Disease -- Groks Science Show 2012-03-14 - Charles Lee, Joanna Rowell, and Forrest Gulden|
Alzheimer's Disease is an unfortunate fact of life in our world today. But advancements in science and medicine may one day change that fact. Dr. Paige Cramer joins us to discuss her recent paper, published in the journal Science, on a potential new Alzheimer's treatment.
Keywords: science; technology; groks; Alzheimer's; AD; Amyloid; dementia; Paige Cramer
|Frankenstein's Cat -- Groks Science Show 2013-03-27 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Bioengineering is changing the way we think about the nature of biology. What do the advances in biotechnology mean for the future? On this program, Emily Anthes discussed bioengineering and her book, Frankenstein's Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech's Brave New Beasts.
Keywords: science; technology; bioengineering; biotech; genetic modification; neural engineering; groks
|Forensic Beginnings -- Groks Science Show 2011-03-02 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Forensic science has developed many advanced methods to aid crimanologists. On this program, Douglas Starr discussed the origins of forensic science.
Keywords: science; technology; forensic science; Alexandre Lacassagne; Joseph Vacher; groks
|Polar Bears -- Groks Science Show 2011-03-23 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Polar bears are iconic figures of the arctic. Yet, their habitat and existence is being threatened by ongoing changes to the global environment. On this program, Kieran Mulvaney discussed the life and future of the great white bear.
Keywords: science; technology; climate change; polar bears; arctic; Antarctic; groks
|The Tech Teachers Show 13 - Ray|
This week we talk about creating a del.icio.us account for our listeners to share ideas with one another, motivation and praise in the classroom, and the iPod Nano.
Keywords: Technology; Education; Podcast
|The Tech Teachers Show 9 - Ray and Hollye|
This week we talk about tabbed browsing, Firefox extensions, National Weather Service, Internet connection speed reports at Ray's school, late work, instant student feedback, and use of instant Messaging/Skype voicemail for communication with students.
Keywords: podcast; education; technology
|The Tech Teachers Show 16 - Ray|
Education and Technology Podcast
Keywords: Education; Podcast; Technology
|Brain Scans -- Groks Science Show 2012-12-19|
Now, more than ever, scientists are able to use brain scanning technology to study a living, functioning, human brain. But what can scientists learn by doing so, and how can they avoid the Four Horsemen of the Brainscanpocalypse? Dr. Dorothy Bishop joins us to talk about the potential, and potential problems, of studies involving fMRI or other brain scanning techniques.
Keywords: Groks; Science; technology; Dorothy Bishop; brain scan; fMRI; CT; functional magnetic imaging; computed tomagraphy; EEG
|Paleofantasy -- Groks Science Show 2013-04-17|
'Based on a true story' isn't a phrase that only applies to books and movies. It also applies to our conceptions of the past. We're constantly compelled to fit what we know, or think we know, about the past into some kind of narrative. Unfortunately, both those facts and that narrative are sometimes wrong. Dr. Marlene Zuk joins us to discuss her book, Paleofantasies: What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet, and How We Live.
Keywords: Groks; Science; technology; evolution; Zuk; Brennan; Marlene Zuk; crickets; Patricia Brennan; Ducks; Sex; basic research; basic science; paleofantasy; paleo; diet; running; persistence running